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 Meanings and Examples of RATTLE
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rattle
 n.  a rapid series of short loud sounds
Classic Sentence: (151 in 11 pages)
1  Even as they passed, a great rock came thundering down with a hoarse rattle which woke the echoes in the silent gorges, and startled the weary horses into a gallop.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
2  What a cackle, what a rattle, what a yaffle--as they call the woodpecker, the laughing bird that flits from tree to tree.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 11
3  I hinted as much, and then I heard the tin can rattle again.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 17
4  Amid the soft juicy vegetation of the hollow in which they sat, the motionless and the uninhabited solitude, intruded the chink of guineas, the rattle of dice, the exclamations of the reckless players.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 8 A New Force Disturbs the Current
5  There was a rush, a clatter upon the stairs, the bang of a door, and the crisp rattle of running footfalls from the street.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE
6  The instant that I had crossed the threshold the door slammed heavily behind us, and I heard faintly the rattle of the wheels as the carriage drove away.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ENGINEER’S THUMB
7  There is a rattle, which shows that one of them is very young.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. The Adventure of The Greek Interpreter
8  We had hardly time to take our place behind a pile of luggage when it passed with a rattle and a roar, beating a blast of hot air into our faces.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. The Adventure of The Final Problem
9  At that instant there was a clatter and a rattle in the street below.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF CHARLES AUGUSTUS MILVERTON
10  Turning his back upon us he laid down his burden, and the next instant there was the sound of a sharp tap, followed by a clatter and rattle.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SIX NAPOLEONS
11  With a loud rattle the vehicle left the inn-yard, and issued into the street.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER II
12  He stood looking about him, when suddenly he heard a rattle on the bridge as if nuts were being spilt, and the hussar nearest to him fell against the rails with a groan.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VIII
13  As soon as he closed his eyes his ears seemed filled with the rattle of the wheels and the sensation of victory.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER IX
14  The cannonade was dying down, but the rattle of musketry behind and on the right sounded oftener and nearer.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XXI
15  Only when the victim ceased to struggle and his cries changed to a long-drawn, measured death rattle did the crowd around his prostrate, bleeding corpse begin rapidly to change places.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXV
Example Sentence: (18 in 2 pages)
1  It is the door that comes out into that little close alley between the tavern and the old rattle trap of a brick store.
2  From across the town came the rattle of machine-gun fire.
3  She rattled some coins in the box.
4  He shook me so hard that my teeth rattled.
5  Our headmaster rattled on for at least two hours at the opening ceremony.
6  Every time a bus went past, the windows rattled.
7  A cart full of milk - bottles rattled past.
8  The steam pipes rattled suddenly, and Franklin uttered a shriek and jumped with fright.
9  Had she rattled off a list of magazines I'm sure Cunty Couric would have had more gotcha crap to throw at her, like trivial minutia from a specific article that nobody would remember.
10  Monks are rattled: the one manning Guanyin's donation box fears such undisguised moneymaking would turn their shrine into a temple run by CEO abbot.
11  It kind of made him drunk, as you may say, and he didn't know nothing at all the rest of the day, and preached a prayer-meeting sermon that night that gave him a rattling ruputation, because the oldest man in the world couldn't a understood it.
12  For the next moment a shower of little pebble came rattling in at the window, and some of them hit her in the face.
13  He hopped around the cabin considerable, first on one leg and then on the other, holding first one shin and then the other one, and at last he let out with his left foot all of a sudden and fetched the tub a rattling kick.
14  Well, everybody WAS in a state of mind now, and they sings out: "The whole BILIN' of 'm 's frauds! Le's duck 'em! le's drown 'em! le's ride 'em on a rail!" and everybody was whooping at once, and there was a rattling powwow.
15  The rattling teacups would change to tinkling sheep bells, and the Queen's shrill cries to the voice of the shepherd boy.